A veterans' organization and a public advocacy group have filed suit in federal court against the Department of Veterans Affairs claiming the agency has kept some veterans waiting longer than two years for records needed to apply for benefits. Some of the seven veterans named in the suit have been waiting 25 months for records that should have been turned over to them within 20 days, according to the lawsuit. The veterans requested their records in order to apply for Combat-Related Special Compensation and to the Physical Disability Board of Review for rating increases. The veterans are being represented by Public Citizen and the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP). For more information, read this article on Military.com and the National Veterans Legal Services Program website and read more information about the court case on the Public Citizen website.
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